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January 26, 2015

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12:00 PM | Earth Shots: Must See Planet Pics (Jan. 26)
This week: a salute to the platypus, a fire burns for 5,000 years, and a town in Argentina sinks -- then reappears.

January 24, 2015

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3:00 PM | Melting Glaciers Pose a Carbon Menace
Melting glaciers pose another threat beyond sea level rise. They will dump massive amounts of organic carbon into the world's oceans, altering ecosystems.

January 22, 2015

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5:00 PM | New Lakes Under Greenland's Ice Hint at Warming
The discovery of two lakes hidden beneath the Greenland ice suggests that climate change cuts to the bottom of the ice sheet.
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2:25 PM | Two Sub-Glacial Lakes in Greenland Surprise Scientists
Scientists have found direct evidence of concentrated, long-term storage and sudden release of meltwater within sub-glacial lakes in Greenland. Two teams of researchers – one led by Dr Ian Howat of the Ohio State University, and the other led by Dr Michael Willis of Cornell University – have discovered two lakes of meltwater that pooled [...]

January 14, 2015

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6:15 PM | How Greenland Got Its Glaciers
Greenland didn't always have glaciers, reports a new study that pins the region's ice-cold features on plate tectonics and a shift in the Earth's tilt.

January 13, 2015

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2:17 AM | Too Soon Gone: Alberto Behar, Who Used Robots and Rubber Ducks to Probe Icy Secrets
An inventive polar researcher who would use high technology or toys to probe mysteries is dead.
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